Original description as Strongylura hubbsi:
- Collette, Bruce Baden. 1974. "Strongylura hubbsi, a new species of freshwater needlefish from the Usumacinta Province of Guatemala and México". Copeia. v. 1974(n. 3), pp. 611-619 (ffm00533)
Conservation: Strongylura hubbsi is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018).